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Assessing SNOMED CT for Large Scale eHealth Deployments in the EU

Objective

ASSESS CT will contribute to better semantic interoperability of eHealth services in Europe, in order to optimise care and to minimise harm in delivery of care. In a joint one-year effort, the ASSESS CT consortium will investigate the fitness of the clinical terminology SNOMED CT as a potential standard for EU-wide eHealth deployments, scrutinising clinical, technical, financial, and organisational aspects. Unbiased towards SNOMED CT adoption, the ASSESS CT project will employ established evaluation approaches from social science. It will scrutinise adoption against two alternative scenarios: to abstain from actions at the EU level, or to devise an EU-wide semantic interoperability framework without SNOMED CT. ASSESS CT will review the current state of SNOMED CT through survey and focus group, regarding its use by IHTSDO members and the fulfilment of semantic interoperability use cases, the relationship with EU-wide recommendations, known technical and organisational drawbacks, and maintenance of the terminology. A series of studies using sampled clinical data will provide new evidence about conceptual and term coverage for selected languages, as well as technical fitness in manual and automated semantic annotation scenarios. The consortium will also analyse the impact of SNOMED CT adoption from a socio-economic viewpoint, encompassing management, business, organisational, and governance aspects. Validation of all working tasks, both political and domain-specific, will be secured through four large workshops with a list of distinguished experts assembled in an Expert Panel, Committee of MS Representatives, and national focus groups. Sufficient budget is reserved, also for coordination across the parallel H2020 Call PHC34 projects. Concrete strategy recommendations will be delivered to both MS, the EC, and SDOs about how SNOMED CT can scale up successful adoption and contribute to building a EU eHealth Interoperability Framework.
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Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE NIEDERRHEIN

Address

Reinarzstrasse 49
47805 Krefeld

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 80 845

Participants (13)

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HL7 INTERNATIONAL FONDATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 79 375

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 84 062

Averbis GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RECORDS

France

EU Contribution

€ 62 750

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 304 449,11

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 55 594

STICHTING NATIONAAL ICT INSTITUUT IN DE ZORG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 28 750

REGIONE LOMBARDIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 33 125

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 34 151,89

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 62 865

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 21 250

HRVATSKI ZAVOD ZA ZDRAVSTVENO OSIGURANJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 17 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643818

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 939 717

  • EU contribution

    € 939 717

Coordinated by:

HOCHSCHULE NIEDERRHEIN

Germany